Fire crews celebrate Pride in Stoke-on-Trent
Fire fighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have joined attendees at Stoke-on-Trent Pride this weekend at Hanley Park.
This was a fantastic Pride event celebrating all the diversity that Stoke-on-Trent has on its door step and was a great opportunity for fire fighters to engage with the public.
The event, which saw hundreds of people from across the county attend to celebrate diversity, also saw local crews join in with the celebrations.
A crew from Hanley attended in order to promote and encourage people to sign up to be an on-call fire fighter as well as encourage youngsters to join the Welephant Club aimed at helping those aged four to eight learn about fire safety.
Firefighters were also on hand to deliver fire safety advice, particularly over protecting yourself from fire in the home, and reminding people to regularly test their fire alarms.
Fire alarm testing sticks were also given out by the crews.
Speaking of the event, Diane Dunlevey, Equality and Diversity Manager, said: “This was a fantastic Pride event celebrating all the diversity that Stoke-on-Trent has on its door step and was a great opportunity for fire fighters to engage with the public.
“We hope that many people will consider joining the service as an on call fire fighter and that they know they will be supported in their role whatever their background.
“We were also thrilled to be out their reminding people of how to keep safe in their homes and test their smoke alarms so that we hopefully continue to reduce the number of instances of house fires across the county.”